The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant is a paranormal mystery romance, and is book one of a series. Michael has come to Phoenix to find out how his friend and sire died.
He meets Miriam while getting his morning coffee; her string of bad luck intrigues him and he follows her to a library. It appears that Michael is destined to save Miriam when she is viciously attacked, and he feels the need to continue to guard her, but he is also hunting a killer and things are about to get complicated.
I was interested in the premise of this book, and the opening scenes worked well. However, I found that the main characters never grew into the story. Michael had four hundred years of experience as an elite trained vampire yet I never got any real sense of this. Much of the plot felt like it happened behind closed doors, while assistance for Michael arrived too conveniently with post-action explanations.
Overall, I wanted to like this but it all fell rather flat and felt too contrived.
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Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet! Even her book cart has it out for her. And is that the drug cartel following her around, too? “Dear God, woman! What have you gotten yourself into?”
Things go from bad to worse when local vampires won’t play nice.
Can this four-hundred-year-old vampire keep his librarian safe and himself out of hot water? Can he bring his maker’s killer to justice? Yesterday, he would’ve said yes. But yesterday, he didn’t have a strange connection with a librarian. Yesterday, people weren’t trying to kill her.